SoftBank charts mega expansion plan for Delhivery

With funds from SoftBank, Delhivery plans to rapidly scale up its reach from 15,000 pin codes to 20,000 by the June quarter of 2019-20. Delhivery has become the first Indian logistics company to enter the coveted unicorn club (companies valued over $1 billion) after SoftBank invested $413 million from its Vision Fund into the company on Sunday. Valuing the delivery firm at close to $2 billion, SoftBank picked a massive 22.4 per cent stake.   According to sources in the company, this stake buy gives SoftBank a seat on the…

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These are the closest photos of Pluto ever taken

The newest pictures of Pluto are so up-close and personal that the mission’s top scientist says it “makes you feel you are there.” NASA released the photos Thursday. The images were gathered. According to NASA’s own mission page, the images have even stunned NASA’s scientists as they offer a close look at “Pluto’s majestic icy mountains, streams of frozen nitrogen and haunting low-lying hazes, but also for their strangely familiar, arctic look.” We take a look at the pictures of Pluto revealed by NASA. The picture above was taken just…

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The Tashkent Files trailer: Pankaj Tripathi, Naseeruddin Shah star in political drama about former PM’s death

Pankaj Tripathi in a still from The Tashkent Files The trailer of The Tashkent Files is out and by the looks of it, the film is an attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri. It’s raining political dramas in Bollywood and Vivek Agnihotri has joined the race as well by helming a political thriller that will try and throw some light on what happened post Shashtri signed the Tashkent agreement which formally ended the Indo-Pak war of 1965. The former PM was…

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IPL 2019 | KKR vs SRH: Russell took the game away from us, says Rashid

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s impact spinner Rashid Khan said no total is defendable against a “special knock” like the one played by Kolkata Knight Riders’ all-rounder Andre Russell here on Sunday.   “Russell played a great knock and took the game away from us in the last three overs. Our bowlers did not bowl bad deliveries but he just smashed them,” Rashid said of Russell’s 19-ball 49 that turned the match on its head. Costly overs “When you play special knocks like these, it brings lots of changes. We just could not…

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Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier expresses confidence in planemaker

ADDIS ABABA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Boeing Co will brief more than 200 global airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators this week on software and training updates for its 737 MAX aircraft, as Ethiopian Airlines expressed confidence in the planemaker despite a recent crash. An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/Files The carrier will work with Boeing and other airlines to make air travel safer, its chief executive, Tewolde Gebremariam, said, after regulators this…

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6-lane highway threatens a reserve forest | india news

6-lane highway threatens a reserve forest | india news

In the middle of January, government officials began to appear and marked at first a large cross on the road. Then they returned and began to measure the width of a road. One morning, everyone woke to find yellow stone markers thumped into their private fields. Farmers K Yezhamalai, 55, with his one and a half acres of land, KM Balrama and his brother, KM Parthasarathy with 4 acres between them, Sriramu with his 40 cents, E Venkatraman with 60 cents, Devendran with his 2.5 acres, Manoharan with 2.5 acres,…

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Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt share hugs with Katrina Kaif as they run into her at Filmfare Awards. See pics | bollywood

Actor Katrina Kaif ran into actor couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt at the 64th Filmfare Awards on Saturday. The Bollywood stars exchanged hugs and their pictures have gone viral on social media. Katrina is Ranbir’s ex girlfriend and dated him for six years. Pictures from the awards show Katrina walking up to Ranbir and Alia, who were seated together in the front row. Both Alia and Ranbir rose from their seats to give Katrina a hug. Check out their pics: Katrina wore a powder blue gown to the awards…

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IPL 2019 | MI vs DC: Pant goes on the rampage as Capitals crush Mumbai

Rishabh Pant’s pyrotechnics helped Delhi Capitals begin its campaign with a comfortable 37-run win against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. When Mitchell McClenaghan enticed Prithvi Shaw into an edge in the second over and Kieron Pollard latched on to a cover drive off Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer in PowerPlay, Rohit Sharma’s decision to insert its opponent looked vindicated. However, the left-handed trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram and Pant took the game away from Mumbai. After Dhawan and Ingram’s 83-run association for the third wicket off 56…

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Google Doodle celebrates the Winter Solstice 2018, the shortest day of the year

Feature oi-Deepika S | Updated: Friday, December 21, 2018, 1:16 [IST] While people across the world have already experienced bone-chilling temperatures, the official start of winter doesn’t occur until Friday – the date of this year’s winter solstice. The annual winter solstice brings us the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Those living in the Southern Hemisphere will experience just the opposite. To mark this occasion, Google has come up with a unique doodle. The Winter Solstice doodle features an animated mouse ice skating…

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Shutdown in Kashmir over JKLF ban

Will scrap Salem expressway project if voted to power: Stalin

A shutdown was observed in Kashmir on Sunday against the Centre’s ban on separatist JKLF, led by Yasin Malik. The strike call was issued by separatist amalgam, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mr. Malik, who remains behind the bar. The shutdown impacted the life in the Valley. All markets, petrol pumps and private offices remain closed. Traffic on the roads was skeletal. Train services were also suspended as a precautionary measure. The ban on JKLF comes less than a month of the ban…

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